Porto vs Nacional
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 7 January 2019
Kick-Off at 21:15 UK / 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao (Porto).
Porto moved five points clear at the top of the Primeira Liga standings after another victory on Thursday when they dispatched Desportivo Aves 0-1 on the road. They are enjoying an amazing spell of form with 17 consecutive wins in all competitions and will be looking to maintain the thread on Monday evening against Nacional.
Center-back Eder Militao made the difference in the mid-week win over Aves netting his maiden goal of the campaign in 12th appearance. Sergio Conceicao’s men did offer a slight slower display in the final third netting just one goal on the occasion. They previously notched two or more in six straight outings across competitions. Will they return to such high-scoring showings here against Nacional?
Porto vs Nacional: Head-to-head
Porto were just brutal towards Alvinegros in the most recent set of head to head outings.
Azuis e Brancos bagged as many as 15 goals without conceding a single in past three encounters with Nacional.
Porto won 12, drew 1 and lost 3 of 16 home games against Alvinegros over the course of history.
Porto vs Nacional: Prediction
Porto won 13 of 15 league matches this term and will head into this as heavy favourites following a thread of 17 straight victories in all competitions. The visitors sit 11th in the league ladder, but they have the second weakest defensive record in the entire division with 26 goals conceded in 15 outings so far.
Costinha’s men were particularly easy to break down on travels where they shipped 17 goals in last 5 matches in all competitions. They allowed five goals in the previous Primeira Liga away fixture (5-2 loss at Sporting Lisbon) and they also conceded two in last Friday’s Taca da Liga defeat at Tondela (2-1).
Looking also at the head to head record, we have to expect a goal fest in the last game of the Matchday. Porto to win & Over 3.5 goals FT is our main betting option at the odds of 1.95.
Porto vs Nacional: Bet Tips
Porto to win & Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.95 (19/20)
HT/FT Porto/Porto @ 1.50 (1/2).